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UNIT 3

What do You Do for Fun ?

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In this unit, you will learn how to


respond to transactional and interpersonal dialogues about giving and asking for
opinions, expressing facts, and giving instructions;
produce transactional and interpersonal dialogues about giving and asking for
opinions, expressing facts, and giving instructions;
make ideasional responses to short functional texts (advertisements, postcards, and
notices);
write short functional texts (advertisements, postcards, and notices).
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Section One:
Giving and Asking for Opinions, Expressing Facts, and Giving Instructions

Presentation
Activity 1
People have many things to do in their leisure time. Some people visit the park
near their house, while some others do interesting activities. What about you?
Listen to your teacher asking you about your opinions related to spare-time activities!
The questions could be like these:
- What do you usually do in your free time?
- Is there a recreation park near your place?
- What do you like most about your favourite place?
- Do you do anything special in your free time?
- Do you like to do outdoor activities?
Look at the following pictures. They tell you some tourism objects and outdoor activities.
Talk about them with your teacher.

Pic. 3.2 (www.differentbaliindonesia.com)

Pic. 3.4 (www.luckymountainhome.com)

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Pic. 3.3(www.bsec-exhibition.com)

Pic. 3.5 (www.elysiaresort.com)

Activity 2
Look at the following examples.
These are some ways to express opinions about places and activities.
Yogyakartas an exciting city
Singapores a clean city.
Jogging is a cheap exercise.
Fishing is not a boring activity.
Rafting is dangerous for some people.

Its a very exciting city.


Its fairly clean.
Its very cheap.
Its not very boring.
Its too dangerous for some people.

a) Match each word in list A with its opposite in list B


A B
1) beautiful . . . boring
2) big . . . rude
3) cheap . . . dirty
4) clean . . . expensive
5) friendly . . . small
6) interesting . . . noisy
7) quiet . . . safe
8) dangerous . . . ugly
b) Match the questions in column A with the answers in column B. Then
practice the conversations with your partner.

a)

b)

c)

d)

Whats Hong Kong like?


Is it an interesting place?
Whats your hometown like?
Do you like it?
Tell me about Sydney.
Ive never been there.
Is Amsterdam a modern city?

____ Oh, really? Its beautiful. It has great


harbor and beautiful beaches.
____ No, its very old. It has lots of fascinating
streets, canals, and buildings.
____ Oh yes, it is. Its very exciting, but its
pretty crowded.
____ No, I hate it! Its very boring. Thats
why I moved away.

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Activity 3

Do you ever feel bored? Do you feel the same way as Amy? She is complaining
about her lifestyle. Roger suggests things that she can do. Lets listen to the
conversation.
Amy

Roger

: Oh, Im so tired. Every day is the same: work, work, work! Im


so exhausted.
: Im sorry to hear that. I know. Do something fun every
evening. Do some exercise every day and dont take
any work home. It works for me.

When Roger offers Amy things she can do, he is using the imperatives. An imperative
tells someone to do something. Look at some more examples:
Giving commands
Giving advice
Giving instructions
Giving warnings

: Stop the car.


: Dont worry about it.
: First, peel the potatoes. Then, boil the water.
: Be careful. The floor is wet.

Cultural Notes
The difference between a command and a request lies in the speakers tone of voice and
the use of please.

Mind Your Manner


Smile when you answer the phone, whoever calls will be able to hear it in
your voice.

Now, look at the pictures. Match the warnings and commands to the pictures.

Stop. Police.
Watch out for the ball.
Dont step on the truck.

1. Look Out________________

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Please put your seat belt on.


Look out.
Sit down and be quiet.

2. ________________________

3. ________________________

4. ________________________

5. ______________________

6. ________________________

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Activity 4
Lets listen to some more dialogues. This time people are giving and asking for
instructions when travelling.
Dialogue 1
Have you ever gone by plane? Do you know the procedures to follow before the
plane takes off? Listen to your teacher read the dialogue.
A flight attendant is giving some instructions to the passengers before the plane
takes off.
Announcer :




Mr. Lim
:
Stewardess :
Mr. Lim
:
Stewardess :

Ladies and gentlemen. Welcome aboard United Airlines


780. Please fasten your seat-belts. Put your seat in the
upright position and do not smoke. Read carefully the
card on passenger safety. You will find this in the pocket
of the seat in front of you.
Excuse me. How do you put this seat upright, please?
Press this button. The one on the arm of your seat.
Oh,there. Thank you.
Youre welcome.

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Comprehension questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.

What is the announcement about?


Where can you find the card on passenger safety?
Who is asking the stewardess?
What is the button on the arm of the seat for?

Dialogue 2
Mary is going abroad for the first time. Her father is giving her some
instructions. Listen to your teacher reading the dialogue.
Father
Mary
Father

: Remember Mary, look after your passport.


: Dont worry, I will.
: Keep it in a safe place. And dont carry too much
money with you when you go out.
: Where should I leave my money when I go out?
: Leave it at the hotel desk. But get a receipt for it. And use
your ATM card wisely. And theres another thing. Dont stay
out at night. Get back by 10 oclock every night.
: Dont worry, I will.
: And write to us every week.

Mary
Father
Mary
Father

Comprehension questions:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Where is Mary going?


List things that Mary should do.
List things that Mary shouldnt do.
What does her father want her to do every week?

Activity 5
Mrs. Cohen is on holiday in Indonesia. Shes talking with the host. Listen to
your teacher reading the dialogue. He/she will repeat it two or three times.

The host

And do you like it here, Mrs. Cohen?


Oh, please call me Ann. Yes, I like it. A lot.

Mrs. Cohen

And what do you think of the food?


WellactuallyIm not very keen on it.
I meanIts too hot for me.

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What do you like most Ann?


The people. Theyre very friendlyand I love the scenery.
Its so beautiful.
Do you know how to describe a place? What do people usually ask? Look at the
following examples about giving and asking for opinions!
1. A: Whats Yogya Palace like?
B: Its a fascinating place.
Whats Surabaya like?
Its a clean/crowded/busy city.
2. A: Is it a big city?
B: Yes, its very big.
No, its not very big.
3. A: Whats the weather like in England/Indonesia?
B: Its pretty hot/bad/good/cold most of the time.
Its all right.
It rains a lot.
Very often people express facts about something. Here are some examples on
responding to peoples statements of facts. Pay attention to the expressions printed
in bold.
a) Ayu

Boni

: The tolled motorway to Surabaya is closed again today.


: Really? Thats too bad. I hope it will be opened again
tomorrow.
: Why?
: I have to pick up my Mum in Juanda airport.

Ayu
Boni

b)



c)

Cahyo : The smoke in Palembang and Riau is getting worse.


Dina
: It really is! I feel sorry for the people.
Cahyo : So do I.

Edi

: Do you know? The temperature in summer in America can


reach 41C!
Firdha : Is it true? Wow, it must be hot!
Edi
: Yes, it is really, really hot!

d) Debbie : I give up! I simply cant learn French!



Helen : Why do you say that? I think youre making a lot of
progress.

Debbie : No, Im not. I try again and again, and still I cant speak
French very well.

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Helen

: Yes, you are. Learning any language takes a lot of effort.


But dont give up. Why dont we practice those dialogues
together?
Debbie : A good idea.

Practice
Activity 1
Complete the dialogues. Use the verbs in the box.
do
eat

feel
get

go have
have stay

take
take

1.

Dr. Hart
Liz
Dr. Hart

2.

Mr. Kent : Whats the matter Kelly?


Kelly
: I think I ______ the flu.
Mr. Kent : Thats too bad. Listen. ______ home, _______ some

aspirin, and ______ in bed.
Kelly
: Thanks, Mr. Kent.

: Hello, Ben! Whats wrong?


: I feel sick. I ______ a stomachache and a headache.
: I see. Here, ______ one of these pills every three hours.
And dont ______ any heavy food.

Activity 2

Joyce, Lou, and Nick are talking about their hometown. What do they say? Listen
to your teacher reading the dialogues. He/she will read two or three times. Then,
in the following data, write Y for yes and N for no about those hometowns.
interesting
1. Joyce
2. Lou
3. Nick
Dialogue scripts
1. Lou

Joyce

Lou

Joyce

Lou

Joyce



Lou

Joyce

Lou

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big expensive beautiful


_______ ________ _________
_______ ________ _________
_______ ________ _________

_________
_________
_________

: So tell me about your hometown, Joyce?


: Well, its a real small town
: Really? Whats it like there?
: Oh, I think its a very boring place.
: Why?
: Well, theres nothing exciting to do. No good
restaurants. No nightlife of any kind. I
really get bored there.
: Oh, thats too bad.
:Yeah, but lots of people love it because its so pretty.
: Yeah?

Joyce

Lou
Joyce

: Uh-huh. It has lovely scenery lots of mountains, rivers,


lakes, trees
: Well, I dont know, Joyce. It sounds like a nice place!
: Well, yeah, if you like to go hiking in the summer and
skiing in the winter. But, you know, Im not the outdoor
type! Im a real city person.

2. Nick

Lou

Nick

Lou





Nick

Lou



Nick

: Do you come from a big city, Lou?


: Oh, yeah, I do. Its pretty big.
: Whats it like there?
: Oh, its a really great place! It has some fantastic art
museums, and wonderful theaters, and terrific
restaurants of
all kinds like Greek, Russian, French, Thai, Japanese
: Ohreally? And how are the prices? Is it expensive?
: Yeah, yeah, I guess so. Food costs a lotboth in the
supermarket and in restaurants. And apartments!
Theyre so hard to findand the rents are pretty high
: Yeah, I guess its expensive everywhere these days.

3. Joyce

Nick

Joyce

Nick




Joyce

Nick

Joyce

Nick

Joyce

Nick

: Hey, Nick. Are you going home for the holiday?


: No way!
: Oh, why not?
: I dont like my hometown. Too many people, too many
buildings, too many factories. Its big and its ugly! I like
places that are small and quiet. Like here!
: Is your hometown as bad as that?
: Yes, its pretty bad. It doesnt have any good restaurants.
: No, cmon! No interesting theatres or nightlife?
: No, not really.
: It sounds like a terrible place.
: Yeah, it really is.

Activity 3
In pairs, make short dialogues for the following situations.
1)
2)

3)

You tell your friend that the new Harry Potter book costs almost Rp 200,000.
Your friend tells you that your favourite teacher (Mr./Mrs....) is going to retire
next month. You are surprised.
You hear that Tina, your classmate, has just had twin baby brothers. You tell
your friend.

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Now pretend that you are talking to a visitor. Practice the following dialogue with your
partner. Use the cues in the box.
You
:
Visitor
:
You
:

Visitor
:
You
:
Visitor
:

And how do you like it here ?


.. Im really enjoying myself.
Its all right.
Thats good. And what about the food?
Its delicious.
Do you like it?
I love it.
. I love spicy food.
Do you? And whats your hotel like?
. But my room is very small.

Activity 4
Jane is not happy with her weight. She thinks she is a bit too fat. Peter thinks she
needs to do some exercise. Lets find out about their dialogue.
Arrange the scrambled sentences into the right order
Yes, thats a good idea. Ill get the registration forms tomorrow.
I dont really like golf. Its such a boring sport.
Im putting on weight. I really need more exercise.
Yes, I think so too. Well, perhaps we should join the tennis club.
Then we could both play.
Well, take up golf, or something like that.
Now practise reading the dialogue with your partner. Then, answer the
following questions.


What is Jane concerned with?


What doesnt she like to take up? Why?
What does Peter suggest finally?

Production
Activity 1
Make a dialogue with your partner based on the following task.
Task: Find out your friends opinion about his/her favourite
places, food, or things, and he/she will describe them to you.

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When you have collected your friends opinion, get ready for class
performance. In the coming meeting, your teacher will ask you to come
forward and practise the dialogue in front of the class.

Activity 2

Read the following text that contains facts about two cities. Then, retell the
information from the text. Use the questions that follow to guide you.
I like my new city, Suramadu. It is very different from my hometown, Sukamaju.
My new city is large and noisy. The weather is mild. There are many big supermarkets.
But I often miss the fresh vegetables I bought in open markets in my hometown.

But some things in my new city are similar to my hometown. The two
cities are beautiful. The people are very friendly.

Activity 3

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Questions:

What is the name of the writers city now?


What is the name of the writers hometown?
How big is his/her new city? What about his/her hometown?
How is the weather?
Where does he/she usually shop now?
How is his/her new city similar to his/her hometown?
Think of two cities that you know. Tell some facts about them.

Jean and Paul are getting ready to go away for a short vacation at the seaside.
Listen to your teacher reading the dialogue. Then check ( ) the things they
decide to take with them.
bathroom towels
beach towels
shampoo

soap

____
____
____
____

raincoats
umbrellas
food to eat on the way
warm sweaters

____
____
____
____

Dialogue script
Jean
Paul
Jean
Paul
Jean
Paul
Jean
Paul

: Now, I suppose we need to take some bathroom towels with us.


: Oh, I dont think we need to. The hotel should provide those.
: Oh, all right. But what about towels for the beach? Do you think
we should take any?
: Well, maybe a beach towel would be a good idea.
: Right. Ill pack two then.
: I think we should take some shampoo.
: Yes, OK. And what about soap?
: No, the hotel should provide it.

Jean

: Now, it may be cool at night. I think we need to take some warm


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Paul
Jean
Paul

Jean

Paul

sweaters.
: Yes. And what about raincoats? It may rain while we are there?
: Well, lets just take umbrellas then. I dont want to carry too much.
: And do you think we should take a few things to eat on the way?
You know, some biscuits or something like that?
: Yes, if you like. But dont take too much. We can always stop and
buy something if we are hungry.
: All right, then. I think were all set. I cant wait to lie on the b

Activity 4
You and your friend are going for a picnic to a place. Check with each other
what things you need to take.

Section Two:
Short Functional Texts (Advertisements, Postcards, Notices)

Presentation
Activity 1

Look at the following advertisement. Do you know the function of an ad? Read
this ad and answer the following questions.
1. Who published this ad?
2. What is being advertised?
3. If you are interested in visiting Bali, what should you do?

VISIT BEAUTIFUL BALI


Enjoy Balis beautiful beaches! Visit the art city
of Ubud! Stay in Asias finest hotels! Buy beautiful
souvenirs! See Mount Agung! and much more.
Weve got it all! Come and see the art shops,
the temples, and the exotic dances. Come and try our
restaurants.
Call Citra Tour, Tel. 62-31-5087062

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Activity 2
Here is a postcard from Sue. Read it, and mention the difference between an ad
and a postcard.
Hi Luis,
Im in Montreal for a conference. Its a beautiful city.
Lots of people speak French here, so Im glad I took
French in college. Great food! And the shops are
good. Clothes are quite cheap. I bought a nice winter
coat yesterday. I want to go to Quebec City for the
weekend. Its not far from here.

Take care,

Sue

Activity 3
Read another postcard below and answer the questions.

Keiko,
This is not a good time to visit Washington. Its very
hot. It was 102o yesterday. But the city is still crowded
with tourists. The museums here are excellent. I
went to the Smithsonian and the National Gallery
yesterday fantastic! And theres a new musical at
the Kennedy Center I want to see. But the heat! Dont
come to Washington in August.

See you soon!


Bill

Questions:
1. What does Bill think of Washington?
2. What places did he visit?
3. What advice did he give Keiko? Why?

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Activity 4
Read the following notices and then mention the place/places where you can find
them.

NOTICES

PLEASE DO NOT
a.
FEED THE ANIMAL

b.

please have the


c.
EXACT fare ready

d.

ASEAN PASSPORT
e.
HOLDERS ONLY

f. .

ENGAGED

OUT OF
g.
ORDER

h.

KEEP YOUR
DISTANCE

i.
QUIET PLEASE

a. ....................................................
c. ....................................................
e. ....................................................
g. ....................................................
i. ....................................................

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j.

QUEUE THIS SIDE PLEASE

NO CYCLING ON THE
FOOTPATH

EXAMINATION IN PROGRESS

b. ...........................................................
d. ...........................................................
f. ...........................................................
h. ...........................................................
j. ...........................................................

Activity 5
Discuss the meaning of each notice above with your group.

Pro
E

a. ....................................................

b. ...........................................................

c. ....................................................

d. ...........................................................

e. ....................................................

f. ...........................................................

g. ....................................................

h. ...........................................................

i. ....................................................

j. ...........................................................

Activity 6

Now, lets read about notices.


Complete the following web. Work with your team.
Give examples of
written notices you
know

What are they?


_____________

Written Notices

Why are they written?


_____________

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Practice
Activity 1
Its time for you to work together!
Youve seen an ad about Bali and two postcards that Sue and Bill wrote about the places
they are visiting. Now its your turn to write similar texts. Then exchange your postcards
or ad with those of your friends
Use the following situations as your guidelines.

Write a short advertisement to promote a tourist resort


in your area.
Youre away for a vacation. Send a postcard to your best
friend or your family. Tell him/her about your trip and
the places you visited.

Activity 2
Complete the following dialogues with your own words. Then, practise reading
them aloud.
1. Child
: Can I feed the animals, Mom?

Mother
: ______________. Read the notice Please dont feed

the animals.
2. Ani
: ______________?

Rahman : Over there. Look at that notice Asean Passport

Holders Only.
3. Feliks


Riza

: Excuse me. Could you read that notice Quiet,


please. Examination in Progress?
: Oh, ____________. I didnt read it.

Production
Activity 1

Were going to have a class project. Each of you will work individually to write
an ad.
Choose a tourist resort that you want to promote.
Have some pictures attached in the ad to make it more interesting.
Display all your work on the class wall.

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Activity 2

Write notices of your own for the following situations.


1.
2.
3.

You dont want anybody to feed your pets (fish, kittens, cats, etc.).
You want to stay in your room the whole day. You dont want anybody
to disturb you.
You have just painted your room. It is still wet.

Homework
In many situations, we have to acknowledge facts (e.g. fact about breaking alarm
clock).
Example: A


B

: Im so (very/terribly) sorry, but Ive broken your alarm


clock.
: Thats quite alright (That doesnt matter/Dont worry
about that).

Make up dialogues about expressing facts by using the information below.


run over your cat
lost my front door key
burned a hole in the carpet
broken your ash-tray
lost your hat
damaged your plastic flowers

Summary

In this unit, you have learned


how to give and ask for opinions;
how to express statements of facts; and
how to give and respond to instructions.
You have also learned
how to write ads;
how to write postcards; and
how to write notices.

Evaluation
I. Read the following dialogues. Answer the questions that follow.
1. Mary

Rudi

: I met your friend this morning.


: My friend?

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Mary

Rudi


Mary

Rudi

Mary

Rudi

: Hamzah.
: Oh, Hamzah! Yes, hes in my class. Hes a nice
guy.
: Is he a good student?
: Yes, very good. He and I are at the top of the class.
: He is very good-looking.
:He is!

Questions:
a.
b.
c.

Who is Hamzah?
Is Rudi a good student?
How does Hamzah look like?

2. John

Bob

John

Bob

John

Bob


John

Bob

: Do you like to ski?


: Yes, I love to go skiing.
: Does it get cold?
: Oh, yes, very cold!
: Do you go alone?
: A couple of my friends usually go with me. Do
you want to come along some weekend?
: No, not me. I dont like cold weather.
: I really like it. I love snow!

Questions:
a.
b.
c.

What are John and Bob talking about?


Who likes cold weather?
Who usually goes skiing with Bob?

II. Write notices for the following situations.


1. You dont want people to step their foot on the grass.
2. You dont want people to eat and drink in the room.
3. You are assigned by your school to make a notice that your school
library is open from 8 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Reflection
1. The most interesting part of this unit is ___________________.
2. Things that I want to do to practice this unit are ______________
_________________________________________________________

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Vocabulary List
Words

Parts of
Speech

Phonetic Transcription

Indonesian
Equivalent

advertisement

iklan

attached

adj.

ditempel

concerned

adj.

khawatir

crowded

adj.

ramai

engaged

adj.

terpakai

exercise

olahraga

exciting

adj.

menyenangkan

feed

memberi makan

fun

kesenangan

leisure

santai

scrambled

adj.

weight

acak

berat badan

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